This week in Winning Post

Underrated sprinter English again upstaged her old rival Redzel in the recent Doomben 10,000 and she'll be out to go on her winning way in this Saturday's Kingsford Smith Cup.

Meanwhile Youngstar is primed to go on her winning way in the Queensland Oaks.

The Kingsford Smith and the Oaks head a huge program of black-type racing at Doomben, also featuring the BRC Sires' Produce, the remier's Cup, the Glenlogan Park Stakes and the Grand Prix.

Meanwhile in Melbourne, jumps racing gets a rare shot at the Saturday stage with the Australian Hurdle and Steeple at Ladbrokes Park.

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for the Cranbourne night meeting and the daytime action at Werribee and Casino (Beef Week Cup day) as well as fields, colours and selections for Casino, Canberra and Ipswich.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Ladbrokes Park in Melbourne, Randwick in Sydney, Morphettville Parks in Adelaide, Doomben in Brisbane and Ascot in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Warracknabeal (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Gosford(NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings including Gunnedah Cup day, plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 6, while elsewhere in the paper Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

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Inside Winning Post May 26 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
Cranbourne (night), Werribee, Casino
Ladbrokes Park, Randwick, Morphettville Parks, Doomben, Ascot, Warracknabeal (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Gosford (NSW edition), Gold Coast (Qld edition)
bet365 Geelong, Gunnedah, Sunshine Coast, Hobart
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Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
Morphettville Saturday - R6 N17 Leather'n'lace 4th
Morphettville Saturday - R7 N2 Santa Ana Lane 1st
Morphettville Saturday - R7 N5 Viddora 13th
Doomben Saturday - R8 N11 Egg Tart 2nd
Letter of the Week

Honour our greats

The great stallion Star Kingdom, imported by Stanley Wootton from the UK in about 1950, has left a sireline of remarkable longevity, unmatched in Australia’s long thoroughbred history.  
At present it covers six generations — in sequence, Biscay,  Bletchingly, Cossack Warrior, Brave Warrior, Show a Heart, Toorak Toff.
Previous Australasian sirelines rarely went beyond a second generation, e.g. Carbine, Heroic, Beau Pere, Foxbridge.  
Star Kingdom’s grandsire Hyperion’s line, once so successful, seems to have disappeared from world breeding. So our truly Australian line is unique.
Iconoclasm, the lovely three-year-old colt by Toorak Toff, is showing great promise on the track. It is to be hoped that in time he will be given every opportunity at stud to further Star Kingdom’s legacy.
It also should be noted that Sir Tristram’s great son Zabeel’s prepotency has already reached a fourth generation and shows promise of continuing down the track —  in order: Zabeel, Octagonal, Lonhro, Pierro. And some other sons of Lonhro are showing up at stud.  
A line to match Star Kingdom’s longevity? Hopefully so.
In honour of surely the two greatest stallions ever imported to our part of the world, it would be fitting if our race clubs were to name two Group 1 races the Star Kingdom and the Sir Tristram.

Brian Harold
Carnegie (Vic)
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